Purpose of Coding

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Purpose of Coding
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Purpose of Coding
ICD-10-CM implementation date is set for October 1, 2014.

ICD-10-CM implementation date is set for October 1, 2014.

ICD-9-CM
versus
ICD-10-CM
ICD-9-CM
versus
ICD-10-CM

Purpose of coding
Purpose of coding

ICD-9| ICD-10|
3-7 characters in length| 3-7 characters in length|
13,000 codes| 68,000 codes|
First digit can be alpha or numeric| First digit is always alpha| Lacks detail| Very specific|
Lacks laterality| Has codes identifying right vs. left|
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ICD-9| ICD-10|
3-7 characters in length| 3-7 characters in length|
13,000 codes| 68,000 codes|
First digit can be alpha or numeric| First digit is always alpha| Lacks detail| Very specific|
Lacks laterality| Has codes identifying right vs. left|
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Diagnoses, signs, and symptoms are all assigned codes. Those codes are entered on insurance claims which results in uniform reporting of medical reasons for healthcare. Codes are used for reimbursement claims, alerting other healthcare professionals to allergies, and notating diagnoses and procedures in a patient’s medical record. Diagnoses, signs, and symptoms are all assigned codes. Those codes are entered on insurance claims which results in uniform reporting of medical reasons for healthcare. Codes are used for reimbursement claims, alerting other healthcare professionals to allergies, and notating diagnoses and procedures in a patient’s medical record.

Target Date
Target Date
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Overview of ICD-9-CM
Overview of ICD-9-CM
Developed by the World Health Organization, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code healthcare data from medical records. Developed by the World Health Organization, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code healthcare...
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